Definition of "continuum" []

  • A continuous extent, succession, or whole, no part of which can be distinguished from neighboring parts except by arbitrary division. (noun)
  • Mathematics A set having the same number of points as all the real numbers in an interval. (noun)
  • Mathematics The set of all real numbers. (noun)
  • A continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts (noun)

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Use "continuum" in a sentence
  • "Getty Images PJ Harvey On her new, strikingly original disc, "Let England Shake" Island, out Tuesday, Ms. Harvey examines what she called a continuum of military conflict and her passion for "homeland" in the most literal sense."
  • "At the other end of the continuum is the Booman Tribune, who thinks this is just the beginning:"
  • "TUCKER (voice-over): They are able to make it work because of tremendous teamwork, teamwork supported with constant communication between all points and what they call the continuum of medical care."